Saturday, November 11th, 2023
162 Pie IX, Montreal
When shastra (scripture) expresses, like in today's verse from Canto 10, that God has nothing to do, the phrase that actually refers to Krishna having nothing to do in a mundane sense; and secondly, that the cosmic world runs on automatic power without any strain on the part of God. He does keep busy, however, and when claiming to be a follower (as I do), I am also inclined to keep active.
At noon, friends and family drove from New York, Toronto, and locally, to honour the one year anniversary of the passing of Sucirani. I was invited to participate with song, food, and some words.
"This is, indeed, a day of Remembrance (in Canada we honour Nov. 11 as 'Remembrance Day' for the veterans who gave their lives in at least 3 wars). Sucirani was a dedicated person in devotion, remembered by dear ones..."
For the evening, a group of us went to the Kriya Yoga Ashram, an hour or so outside of Montreal, to just be in the bliss of bhakti (devotion) with some of the nicest people. Our very own Bader organized the event, and it was hours of focus on the maha mantra presented by different Krishna chanters.
Bader asked me to come, and so I took the opportunity to add a spark to the sound, and that was dance. We sang, we danced, and we sweat. What joy! I can say clearly that we let loose with movement – nothing sensual, mind you. It was just pure party time, one that I wish everyone could experience on a Saturday night.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!